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Meet Chelsea Molina

Meet Chelsea Molina, CFT's new Conservation Project Coordinator

CA Growin’: Is CA really a red-state?

Is California really a red-state? A red-tomato state that is! If you enjoyed a red, ripe, richly-flavored farm-fresh tomato last summer, you can probably give a big thanks to farmer Ken Oneto.  Last year, he grew nearly 4 million red ripe  tomatoes on 135 acres...

Italian Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs Roma tomatoes 1/3 cup olive oil 6 cloves minced garlic 1 tbs bottled Italian seasoning 1 tbs sugar Pinch of salt 3 dashes ground black pepper 2 tbs oregano – coarsely chopped   Instructions: Preheat oven to 300F Rinse the Roma tomatoes...

CA Growin’: O’live it up with Farmer Al

California Growin’: Olives Oh Olives, how we love thee… you bring us flavor, health, and beauty. California, we say, “let’s o’live it up!” Let’s start at a special farm in the Bay Area that is growing organic fruits with...

Fresh Herb Olive Oil Dip

Fresh Herb Olive Oil Dip So simple yet so delicious. Have this ready in just 10 minutes for a perfect appetizer before a meal. Don’t forget – the more fresh the herbs are, the better!   Ingredients: 1 tbsp fresh basil 1 tbsp fresh parsley 3 minced garlic cloves 2...

Brandstad Brothers

The Brandstad Brothers Farm is held under Jon and Richard Brandstad. The 2 parcels encumbered by the Agricultural Conservation Easement make up about 158 acres of protected property. Their land is comprised of tree crops (walnuts & cherries). The property is...

Now Accepting Spring 2019 Field Trip Applications

We are excited to announce that the application period for Spring 2019 Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm is now open!  Please read the requirements below before proceeding to the application. Field trips are available only to grades 4-6. Field trips will take...

Robert Prosperi Farms, Inc.

The Robert Prosperi Farms, Inc. Property is located adjacent to the Prosperi Living Trust parcel in Madera County. This easement is comprised of roughly 57 acres of wine grape vineyards. This property was the last property to be permanently protected by an...

Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie You cannot mess this pie up – if you can mix, pour, and use an oven then you can do this. Don’t forget to add in the most important ingredient – love… No one will be disappointed! Ingredients: 9-inch unbaked pie crust 1 cup...

Meet Jim

At 93 years young, Jim Messick started to wonder what would happen to his farm without him.  And then he started to worry about what would happen to his farm without him.  Would it be broken up into tiny pieces, or turned into a parking lot?  Jim knew he didn’t want...

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